8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Tue), kick back and relax at Vepsa Island and then identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku route builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In October, Turku is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Take a break from the city and head to Korkeasaari Zoo and Nuuksio National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Valkmusa National Park in Siltakyla, approximately 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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